The writers of Patriots Football Weekly have done their homework on all the prospects in this year's NFL Draft. Now, you can download the actual notes they took on all the top players, broken down by position for your convenience. Today, they offer their notes and rankings on the outside linebackers.
- indicates underclassman
|1||ANTHONY BARR COLLEGE: UCLA|
Only two years playing defense. Quick. Closes. Finishes. Violent. Knack for FF. Logn. Big. Tons of potential as edge playmaker.
Elite production off the edge. All-around athlete. Size and quickness combo. Power. Didn't play elite competition regularly.
Fast. Athletic. Versatile. Three-down defender. Leader on the field. Modern day middle LB or Will.
Lot of FF. Lean. Wrapper not a hitter. Good motor. Almost a Ninkovich type.
Can be run at. Emotional. Stays low. Quick and aggressive. Gets under Ts in pass rush. Position?
Small; Closes well; Nice inside moves; Great screen recognition; Mobile; Versatile; Nice inside moves.
BEST OF THE REST
Kyle Van Noy, BYU**
6-3, 243, 4.71
[Andy Hart] Heady and instinctive. Playmaker. Finds ball. Not overly sudden or explosive. Run around jitterbug.
[Paul Perillo] Fast; Works hard; Good edge PR; Works off both sides; Closes well; Physical.
Telvin Smith, Florida State
6-3, 218, 4.52
[Andy Hart] Skinny. Lanky. Has to go around blocks most of the time. Catches ball carriers rather than hitting them.
[Paul Perillo] Used in coverage; Not a great tackler/lots of ankles; Athletic; Verasatile.
Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech**
6-3, 252, 4.68
[Andy Hart] Pass rush option. Good motor. Doesn't look elite at anything. More of a secondary rusher than primary guy. Not an NFL starter.
[Paul Perillo] Relentless; Fights through wash; Athletic; Good closer; Decent sub PR option.
Jordan Zumwalt, UCLA
6-4, 235, 4.76
[Andy Hart] Too skinny. Not great speed. Good effort. Physical. Violent. Seems like a-hole.
[Paul Perillo] Lean; Used in coverage; Decent speed; Good tackler; Physical; Finds the ball; Active; Plays with an edge - not always in a good way.
Adrian Hubbard*, Alabama
6-6, 257, 4.69
[Andy Hart] Not a lot of playing time and production. Great length. Just doesn't seem explosive. Doesn't get the edge at times. Can play run. Sort of looks like Belichick-type player.
[Paul Perillo] Tall; Physical; Not a burner off edge; Closes; Plays run well; Aggressive.
Prince Shembo, Notre Dame**
6-2, 254, 4.76
[Andy Hart] High motor and effort. Quick off snap. Athletic. Gets off blocks. Good potential as backup.
[Paul Perillo] Quick off ball; Rushes from the left; Strong; Fights blocks; High motor.
Morgan Breslin, USC
6-1, 240, 4.67
[Andy Hart] Proven pass rusher. Position. Uses hands well. Not an elite athlete. Good motor. Not overly quick. Solid backup type.
[Paul Perillo] Decent speed but not real quick; Pursues well; Stays home; Good motor.
Ronald Powell*, Florida
6-3, 237, 4.65
[Andy Hart] Dips under tackles. Solid build. Finishes pretty well. Not overly quick. Good athlete.
[Paul Perillo] Good speed; Physical; Versatile; More of a pursuit PR as opposed to beating his blocker.
Devon Kennard, USC**
6-3, 249, 4.7
[Andy Hart] Played ILB-OLB-DE. Decent PR moves. Not an elite closer. Solid motor. Not elite first step.
[Paul Perillo] Nice inside swim moves; Physical; Instinctive and decisive; Fights blocks.
Denicos Allen, Michigan State
5-10, 225, 4.74
[Andy Hart] Small. Goes around blocks. Has SPT future. Nothing special as PR. Physical tackler.
[Paul Perillo] Real small; Physical for size; Runs around blocks; Aggressive; Overachiever.
Jonathan Newsome, Ball State
6-3, 247, 4.73
[Andy Hart] Not great length. Decent athlete. SPT. [Paul Perillo] Small; Athletic; Good motor; Not dynamic.
Boseko Lokombo, Oregon
6-2, 225, 4.66
[Andy Hart] Lean frame. Pretty athletic. Hits and tackles. SPT. Runs plays down. Good pursuit.
[Paul Perillo] Fast; Athletic; Versatile; Slender build.
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